Crystal A. Proxmire

Crystal Proxmire is the editor and publisher of The Oakland County Times. She loves covering municipal governance and cheering on community efforts.

Want A Healthy Relationship? Here's A Class You Can Take

Whatever the relationship, be it with a partner, family member, children, friends or co-workers, there is always more that can be done to improve it. That's why Affirmations is offering a Relationship Skills Class for those who want to learn what [...]

Michigan Marriage Center Prepares State For The Possibility!

With the potential for same sex marriages to be permitted in Michigan, couples who want to tie the knot should be ready. But what clerks and clergy are ready for them? Equality Michigan has launched their Marriage Center section of their website to [...]

A Trial Full of Experts: Incredible and Not So Credible, In Hazel Park Case

In late October several hundred people gathered outside the courthouse in Detroit to await Judge Bernard Friedmans ruling. Judge Friedman decided to hear expert witnesses instead of ruling in a summary judgement which the state and the family were [...]

Affirmations Dave Garcia's Goodbye

Executive Director Dave Garcia will be departing Feb. 1 for a position as LA Community Center Director of Policy and Community Building. BTL file photo: Andrew Potter After two and a half years running Michigan's largest community center, Executive [...]

Detroit Teen Hopes To Attend Creating Change

Raquel Garcia-Anderson and Marcos D. Carrillo. The two work together on Michigan United projects. Carrillo is fundraising in order to attend the 26th Annual Creating Change conference taking place in Houston at the end of the month. Photo courtesy [...]

Claiming Human Rights One City At A Time: Unity Michigan

Jon Hoadley has been at the helm of Unity Michigan helping work with partner agencies to build momentum and pass 10 ordinances in 2013. A groundswell of local organizing has helped educate communities across the state that gay and transgender [...]

Birmingham Couple Killed In Plane Crash

Christopher Neumann and Todd Lloyd . Todd Lloyd, 51, and his partner, Christopher Neumann, 38, of Birmingham, were killed Monday morning when their single-engine Mooney M20 plane crashed shortly after take-off. The men left from Boyne City Airport [...]

Gathering For Birmingham Couple Killed In Plane Crash

Editor's note: A community-wide gathering will be held on Monday, Jan. 20 to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of the men. The event will be from 6-9pm at Lovett Hall at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, Michigan. Hors D'oeuvres [...]

Zero To Five In 2014

Currently there are no openly gay legislators in Michigan. But if all goes well in the 2014 elections there could be as many as five - four in the State House and one in the State Senate. Garnet Lewis could be the first lesbian State Senator. She is [...]

Ann Arbor Man Murdered After Meeting Men On Grindr

Three Detroit area teens have been arrested in the murder of a 71-year-old Ann Arbor man police say they targeted off a dating site. According to a report by MLive, David Maurer invited the three teens into his home after meeting one of them on [...]

U-M Students Join In Global Day Of Rage

Ann Arbor comes out in support of Global Day of Rage over Indias reinstatement of a code banning homosexuality. University of Michigan PhD student Rebecca Grapevine was in India as a Fulbright Scholar in 2009 when the High Court in Delhi struck down [...]

Remembering Ruth Ellis

Kofi Adoma is a founding board member of the Ruth Ellis Center. DETROIT - The first snow had hit the Detroit area, and the guests at the fundraiser this weekend shivered in the poorly-heated upstairs room of the Ruth Ellis Center as the snow melted [...]